September 25, 2009

MLB: Toronto 5, Seattle 0

Roy Halladay broke out of a recent slump Friday to throw a seven-hit shutout and carry Toronto to a 5-0 decision over Seattle.

Halladay (16-10) had lost five of his previous seven starts, but produced the 48th complete game and 14th shutout of his 12-year career. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter.

The game was scoreless going into the sixth before Aaron Hill gave the Blue Jays the lead with his 34th homer of the season -- a two-run shot to left.

Jose Bautista singled home two more runs in the seventh and Lyle Overbay doubled in another in the eighth.

Doug Fister (2-4) took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Halladay avoided equaling his career high in losses, having dropped 11 contests last season.